January 18th, 2017

Royally Peeved Candiru

Thursday, 19 January 2017

John makes the stupid mistake of reminding Elly that he thinks that the world can do without her being the library mule for one day.

(Strip Number 1246, Original Publication Date, 20 January 1988)

Panel 1: Since there doesn't seem to be a bus system in their part of the GTA, Elly asks a baffled John how she's supposed to get to work without wheels.

Panel 2: She reminds him that her column has to go to the paper and she's expected at the library.

Panel 3: He offers to drop her column off and, since she's JUST a part-timer, tells her that she can skip work for the day. This, of course, makes her explode because she realizes that one of the few things that makes her feel good about herself probably doesn't matter to him.

Panel 4: He confirms this hunch when he perpetrates the dick move of asking her whose job is more important.

Summary: This is because the clod might fear her rages but he still doesn't take her hopes and dreams seriously. The end result of crap like this is that when he does make sense, she won't listen because he don't take her seriously.

Lynn Johnston answers the Proust questionnaire

I don’t think we covered this before, but here is Lynn Johnston responding to some of the questions from the Proust Questionnaire. I noticed that Stephanie tweeted she had missed it, and so I looked it up. The Questionnaire is not be confused with summarizing Proust as in this video:


The Proust Questionnaire is a questionnaire about one's personality. Its name and modern popularity as a form of interview is owed to the responses given by the French writer Marcel Proust. At the end of the nineteenth century, when Proust was still in his teens, he answered a questionnaire in an English-language confession album and people liked his answers. Here is the interview:


As usual, I will quote the text and then put in my comments after the cut.

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